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Calle Cava de San Miguel 15, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 47 10 08
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07:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 01:30
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London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best tortilla in town. If you walk past you wouldn't go in. But I promised it is the best tortilla ever. Must go. Super traditional and simple. It's not a tourist trap.

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Somewhere in the UK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Taken here by a local guide. Not the sort of place we'd have visited on our own as the entrance is down a corridor leading to the caverns under the Plaza Major. Great tasting tortilla made just from eggs and potato. Highly recommended a visit.

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Of course among the tourist places in the area around Plaza Mayor, however just like everywhere else in Madrid the trick is to order the right thing. And here the tortilla with sangria is a must, nothing more and nothing less!

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Madrid
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

because "tortilla" in Spanish means something different than the Mexican one. Every time you see "tortilla" in Spain should think in an omelette, any kind of it, but an omelette. And the most popular one is the "tortilla española", the Spanish Omelette. Ok, here you will taste one of the best "tortillas" in Madrid, believe a local with some experience...... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Back in the 1980's, I spent nearly five years living in Madrid and had the incredible opportunity to experience the culinary delights that Spain has to offer. I always managed to include El Meson de la Tortilla on the weekends after visiting the dance clubs and really loved going there. I usually return to Spain every year or so to... More 

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Dunfermline
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited this restaurant, which is under the Plaza Major, as part of a tapas tour. It was very unusual, literally being built in the caves below the city. The service and food were excellent and I would highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

first tortilla in my life, I can't complain. This place was perfect, the restaurant was what I looking for. Local special plate, waiter kind and fast. The sangria was good too. Great restaurant

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We visited Meson de la Tortilla as part of our Spanish Tapas Madrid tour. It was cool to be "underground" in a cave-like atmosphere. The pacon peppers were awesome. The spanish tortilla was delicious -- obviously their specialty.

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I had two different kind of tortillas in this place: one with chorizo and one with onion. Both were very very tasty. It is not neccesarily the best tortilla I had in Spain, but it may be close.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Mesón de la Tortilla is located really close to Plaza Mayor, the attention was really nice and the waiters were very friendly (which seems to be rare in Madrid, they tend to be rude with customers in most places). If you come to this place you must try the potato tortilla with chorizo!!...it's heaven on earth. Also the sangría is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 01:30
Monday
07:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 01:30
Thursday
07:30 - 01:30
Friday
07:30 - 01:30
Saturday
07:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava de San Miguel 15, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 47 10 08

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Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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